July, 2020

Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

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Communication skills for online success

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Steve Kosch, a former ABC and CNN anchor (that’s him on the left), and a globally recognized expert communication skills trainer. For 10 more awesome tips to help you “Nail It” in your next presentation, go to mediatrainingnetwork.com. If you’re looking to lead a cause or movement, spread your influence or do any kind of marketing online, you need to sharpen your communication skills and your presentation skills.

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Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter.

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How to Recover When Your Virtual Presentation Goes Off Track

DeFinis Communications

It happens to even the best of us: You’re leading a virtual presentation and you see signs that things aren’t going well. People are visibly distracted. They’re looking at their cell phones; they’re muted and having a side conversation; some are even turning off their camera completely.

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Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. In 2020, 49% of workers stated that they are disengaged, according to Gallup’s latest data.

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10 Ways That Improving Your Public Speaking Will Help Your Career

Duarte Blog

You can find trends reports and predictions from LinkedIn, Google, and even Mark Cuban that will tell you that “hard skills” will only get you so far in your career.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker

Manner of Speaking

Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005) Austrian-born American Management Consultant and Author. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”. Peter Drucker. Photo courtesy of The Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker appeared first on Manner of speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers Peter Drucker public speaking

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today.

Commit to Continuous Learning and Up Your Game at Any Age

DeFinis Communications

Recently I attended a Zoom birthday party for the 99-year-old father of a dear friend. Everyone in attendance—three generations of his family members—were in their own homes. Doug and his wife (also in her 90s) were totally unassisted by the younger crowd yet were using Zoom like pros. I learned that they also email and text family and friends regularly, and use all the latest technology. What struck me most while on the call was the ease with which this couple was communicating on Zoom.

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Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual with Judy Carter

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “It’s not that people are not funny, it’s that they don’t have the courage to reveal themselves.” Judy Carter I think we’re all feeling a little humor-impaired right now. The uncertainty happening all around us is not conducive to getting laughs.

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Try this 1 mindfulness technique to reduce stammering

More than PowerPoint...

When smart people start to stammer… …it’s often because they’re thinking 10 steps ahead! They’re thinking about what they’re going to say in 5 minutes. They’re thinking about what someone might ask them in 2 minutes.

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Toxic Leadership at the Workplace: What Makes a Leader Toxic?

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When it comes to leadership, the general idea is to often discuss aspects such as what makes a good leader or how can a leader be effective at the workplace? There are many articles centered around what can be deemed as a discussion about ‘good leadership’. However, when following the bandwagon of leadership topics, many people fail to discuss or even acknowledge one of the biggest ailments’ employees suffer at the workplace in the form of toxic leadership.

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The Disney Logo In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The iconic Disney logo can be eliminated from popular culture. Deadline reports there is growing scrutiny of Disney's founder Walt Disney. He was an obviously flawed human being.

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WSJ/Marketwatch: Why Jay-Z has 5 careers, and you don’t

Matt Eventoff

Few have the resources to be Renaissance men today, experts say. Jonnelle Marte. "…Jay-Z,

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough. Add in the stressors of a crying toddler in the background, the dog barking at the delivery driver, the lawn service company mowing the yard outside your window, and your oldest child continually asking, “Mom, can I have a snack?” and it’s easy to see why so many parents—particularly mothers—are having a hard time embodying professionalism in the age of COVID.

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4 Keys to Selling Profitable Virtual Speaking Engagements

Speaker Launcher

Living in a pandemic may be one of the most bizarre, upsetting, and disruptive times we will ever live through. It has caused all of us to make major changes in our everyday lives and in our businesses. Many in my world have brilliantly transitioned to virtual work. Today, I’m sharing four keys to selling profitable virtual speaking engagements to help those of you struggling to make the transition find the same success. I’m so […].

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Dr. Fox Effect: The Power of Captivating Speakers

Duarte Blog

As a facilitator of communication workshops, I’ve seen that many of our clients aspire to bridge the gap from expert to thought leader. To be a thought leader, one needs to not only have ideas that stand out, but they must also communicate those ideas effectively to the world. Many of us have seen speakers [.] continue reading. The post Dr. Fox Effect: The Power of Captivating Speakers appeared first on Duarte.

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The 6 Key Principles of Effective Stakeholder Management

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What is a Stakeholder? The Key Types of Stakeholders. How to Create a Stakeholder Management Strategy. Identify the Main Stakeholders and Analyze Their Needs and Goals. Identify the Power, Support, and Influence of Stakeholders. Gauge How Much Support and Influence You Will Need. Plan Your Tactics. Frequent Communication is Key. Conduct Toll Gate Reviews Regularly. Conclusion. Every business has elements that will work toward its success.

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When COVID-19 Recedes, the Mental Carnage It Triggered Might Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SARS hit Hong Kong hard. But it was over in several months. However, researchers found, explains Jacob Stern in The Atlantic , not the residue of mental illness SARS kicked off. That hung on long term. And that could occur when COVID-19 is no longer a life and death threat.

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George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert

Matt Eventoff

“It’s a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.”. George Orwell, 1984. George Orwell, public speaking expert?

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough. Add in the stressors of a crying toddler in the background, the dog barking at the delivery driver, the lawn service company mowing the yard outside your window, and your oldest child continually asking, “Mom, can I have a snack?” and it’s easy to see why so many parents—particularly mothers—are having a hard time embodying professionalism in the age of COVID.

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Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.” Jason O. Harris We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down. At that time, I was looking for inspiration and ideas on how to keep my listeners moving forward. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker […]. The post Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O.

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Free “How To Write Anything” PDF for social media mention

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am looking to boost my book promotion so I am giving away s free PDF book (or epub) of How To Write Anything in return for a social media mention with a link to www.paullima.com/books. I am not looking … Continue reading →

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An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

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Ever wondered why the two seemingly same products come with a rather different price tag? Well, that’s the pricing strategy in action — something every business works hard to get right. After all, your profits largely depend on how accurately you estimate your customer’s inclination to pay a certain dollar figure for your offer. So buckle up, this is a long post, explaining how to set competitive pricing for the products and services you are selling, using various models and approaches.

Lasso Didn't Take on TikTok - Facebook Killing It Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Facebook announced to Lasso users that the app would be pulled on July 10th, reports the New York Post. Lasso was created to take on the wildly popular, getting more popular all the time, video mobile app TikTok.

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Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” – Will Rogers. This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists. Your opening often determines just how much of your presentation the audience is going to “tune in” for. If the first impression the audience has is “B-O-R-I-N-G’ there is little chance of the presentation effectively reaching that audience. »

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Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly. This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting. In fact, for years we at DeFinis Communications have advocated that our clients become “Consumers of Speaking.” This means that you seek out talented presenters and examine their skills, style, and idiosyncrasies so you can learn from them and emulate what they do best.

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Taking Productive Action Now with Brian Fanzo

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’m a big believer that you don’t build a following on a social network, you build a community that will follow you wherever you go.” Brian Fanzo Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed by all of the many tech options that surround us? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome “Digital Futurist”, Brian Fanzo who will share his insight on current tech offerings and how we can all easily move forward […].

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids? – Part Two

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create great slides. They are a simple set of rules for you to follow in every presentation that you make, and the rules are: Remove clutter. Replace bullet points wherever you can. Present only one idea per slide and one idea at a time. Use animations for more complex ideas and visuals. Make images and charts full size on the screen. Highlight and emphasise key data and points. Put the written detail in the notes section.

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Persuasive Speech: Actionable Writing Tips and Sample Topics

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What is Persuasive Speaking? What are The 3 Types of Persuasive Speeches? Factual Persuasive Speech. Value Persuasive Speech. Policy Persuasive Speech. How to Write a Persuasive Speech: The Essential Steps. How to Start a Persuasive Speech: Opening Tips and Examples. What are The 5 Persuasive Techniques? Repetition. Social Proof. Comparisons. Agitate and Solve. Storytelling. Bonus: Address Counter Arguments. How to Close Your Persuasive Speech: Quick Examples.

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Week of July 6th - Madame Clairevoyant Sees Things Calming Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Out of the chaos. At least that's what New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant predicts for this week. That means the timing is right to move forward on whatever. As for Taurus, my Zodiac sign, Madame Clairevoyant chats up the opportunities for me in surprises.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

* First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”. – Nelson Mandela, 1994. Nelson Mandela’s life, legacy and contributions to humanity will be studied for generations to come. » » Read more. The post Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking.

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The Corporate Folklorist’s Credo

Duarte Blog

Storytelling is key to a strong brand and culture — if it’s done right. Having a corporate folklorist on staff helps to convey an organization’s purpose and values through stories and artifacts. But since it’s a relatively new function, it could use a credo to inform and inspire good work. Physicians have the Hippocratic Oath, [.] continue reading. The post The Corporate Folklorist’s Credo appeared first on Duarte.

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7 Systems to Grow Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

If you have found yourself with some extra room in your schedule over the past several months, now is the perfect time to focus on improving your business processes and systems. Not only will this allow you to scale and grow your business, but it will also ensure that when speaking gigs start to fill calendars again, you’ll be well ahead of the curve! To help you get started growing your speaking business, we’ve got […].

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The Tale of Two Trips

Speak and Deliver

Choice coronavirus Covid-19 Fear Inspiration Motivation Pain Travel

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Marketing Plan Development: The Start to Finish Guide For Executives

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When should you start thinking about your next marketing plan? Some see this as a year-end task. In reality, you should always keep working on your marketing plan, and the strategy underpinning it as your operational landscape changes all the time, along with your priorities. So you’ve gotta stay up-to-speed! In this post, we’ll teach you how to create an effective marketing plan (without wasting hours on it). But before we dig in, let’s get some basics out of the way.

Disney - StuckStuckStuck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That a proven strategist like Disney's Bob Iger would bet the empire on the model of large numbers of people getting together in one location. That's what the returned-to-leadership Disney head has recently been quoted as saying in The Washington Post.

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